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  • AP Exams Registration Information

    Taking the Advanced Placement exams is an important part of all AP courses. Higley High School desires that all students take AP exams for the AP classes that they have taken. Scoring well on an AP exam can often earn students college credit for their high school class, saving a significant amount on tuition. Colleges review high school transcripts and look for honors and advanced placement classes, as well as scores earned on their AP exams.

    For the 2016 AP exams, students at Higley High School will be registering online. This registration will take a few minutes and can be completed from any computer with internet access.

    This year each AP exam costs $95.00. Tax credit donations will be accepted to pay for AP exams. Higley High School desires that every student be able to take their AP exams. For financial aid paperwork, please see Patti Smith in the counseling office.

    Online Exam registration will begin on Sat, Nov 14, 2015 at 12:01 AM and end on Tue, March 01, 2016 at 11:59 PM. In order to register, students should click on the link provided on the school website or visit  www.TotalRegistration.net/AP/030163 to register. To complete registration, students must answer all of the required questions. Registration is not complete until students have printed the pdf of the confirmation page that is provided at the end. We know that parents may desire to register their students for exams. We strongly recommend that parents and students are both present while registering to ensure that the correct exams are ordered. There are no refunds for AP exams; please register carefully.

    After registering through TotalRegistration, students need to bring their pdf confirmation to the bookstore to make payment.

    Important dates for the registration process:

    • Sat, Nov 14, 2015 at 12:01 AM - Registration Begins
    • Tue, Feb 16, 2016 at 12:01 AM - Registrations and payments after this date will incur a $10 late fee per exam.
    • Tue, March 1, 2016 at 11:59 PM - Registration Ends
    • Fri, March 4, 2016 at 11:59 PM - Registrations that have not been paid for will be cancelled and exams will not be ordered.

    Please contact Dr. Paul Howell, paul.howell@husd.org , or Erin Harris, erin.harris@husd.org. if you would like to register for an exam not listed or have any questions.

    Paul Howell, Ed.D.

    Higley High School, Assistant Principal



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  • Open Enrollment
    Open enrollment registration for all of our campuses for the 2016-17 school year begins Dec. 1, with priority given to applications received by Feb. 1. Click here to find the Open Enrollment Application.

    Applications may be turned in at the campus you wish your child to attend.

    District boundary maps for elementary, middle school and high school are located here. Please complete the application form and return to the school during business hours.
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  • Thank you for your support

    It is with sincere gratitude that the Higley Unified School District extends thanks to the community for supporting the Maintenance and Operations Override during Tuesday’s election. With the outcome of Tuesday’s vote, the district will be able to bring $8.1 million back into the budget for the next five years. This will avoid the need for $1.8 million additional reductions at this time.

    “The Higley community is incredibly supportive of our schools, including parent and community volunteers in the classroom, fundraising efforts, attendance at student events and athletics,” Superintendent Dr. Mike Thomason said. “This vote is another way the people of the community have gathered around students, teachers, staff and schools.”

    When the Higley Unified School District governing board put the 15% maintenance and operations override on the ballot, members identified priority areas for the funding during the first year, including:

    • Increasing teacher compensation for retention and recruitment;
    • Maintaining and improving elementary specials such as arts, music and
       physical education, and district athletics and arts;
    • Providing staffing to reduce average class sizes;
    • Supporting gifted, special education and all-day kindergarten;
    • Providing education resources to classrooms.

    Budget discussions for 2016-17 will get under way in the next few weeks. The public is welcome to attend any work study session or general governing board meeting to be a part of those talks.

    Higley Unified School District is a 12,000-student district serving students in preschool through high school from Gilbert and Queen Creek.

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  • Higley Headlines

    The latest Higley Headlines newsletter is now online. Read about academic programs, Community Education and more!

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  • AZ Merit Update
    In Spring 2015, Higley Unified School District and schools across Arizona administered the first AzMERIT assessments. These assessments were designed to cover language arts and math.

    Over the next few months, districts, schools and parents will receive results. Several different reports are available to help families understand the results. The district has put together an AzMERIT Parent Resource page to provide additional information.

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  • Higley High Parents - Get the latest news
    Stay informed of news and events at Higley High School through our E-Alert system. You can click here and select what information you want sent automatically to your e-mail address, including communication from the principal and district.

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  • Yearbook

    The yearbook is on sale right now for $68.  That price is good through the month of August.  From September through the end of October the yearbook will cost  $73.

    From November – January 15th the yearbook will cost $78.
    After Jan 15th yearbooks will not be sold until May for $83.  Buy the Yearbook Today before they are sold out.

    Click here to order yearbook. Please use School Code: 6796

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  • Yearbook Senior Ads

    Senior year is an important year and one that has been in the making for 13 years. Senior Tribute Ads are available here. Please use School Code: 6796. Prices range from $30-$125

    Deadline for Senior Tribute Ads are Nov 30th, 2015. Please call Mrs. Goodwin with questions at (480) 279.7363 or email at andrea.yancey-goodwin@husd.org.

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  • Reminder: Parking Permits
    All cars in the student parking lot must have a parking permit for this year.  We will begin booting cars that are parked without a parking permit; which means that your car will not be drivable until you have purchased a $75 permit.

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  • Budget 101

    Budget 101

    Want to learn more about school funding? We’ve created a video to help explain.

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  • Support Higley High and receive up to $400 AZ Tax Credit
    The state of Arizona allows you to receive a tax credit of up to $200 ($400 if married and filing jointly) when you make an ECA tax credit donation to our school. We will use your tax dollar donation to help fund extra curricular activities and opportunities for our students to extend their learning beyond the regular school day and you will get a dollar-for-dollar credit towards your tax return. Before and after school tutoring, school clubs and field trip experiences are just a few of the enrichment programs that are made possible when ECA funds are donated to our school.  Please name Higley High School as the recipient of your donation so that we may provide quality enrichment programs like these for our learners. We appreciate your support and are dedicated to spending your tax dollars responsibly.
    We THANK YOU for your tax credit donations.
    If you wish to make a donation, please see our Tax Credit page for more information. 
    Interested in more information about ECA tax credits?

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  • Attendance Guidelines
    Updated Attendance Guidelines can be viewed by clicking the link Attendance Guidelines.

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  • Parentvue
    Parents can see student grades and attendance records through a system called “ParentVue.” Teachers post assignments and grades, along with daily attendance, on the system that can then be viewed by parents through a home computer or cell phone. Teachers post links to ParentVue (sometimes referred to as "Online grades") through their teacher webpages. You can also reach ParentVue through this link.

    To use ParentVue, parents need a personal code created by their student’s school. Please visit your school office for more information.

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Higley High School is a comprehensive, "A" rated, 9-12 high school serving the educational needs of students in Gilbert, AZ. In 2015, Higley High was named one of "America's Most Challenging" High Schools by the Washington Post for its academic offerings. Higley High School was awarded an A+ SCHOOL OF EXCELLENCE designation by the Arizona Education Foundation. Higley offers a wide range of curriculum designed to challenge all students and prepare them for college and careers after high school. Some of these programs include a full range of AP, honors, and dual enrollment courses along with Career and Technical Education and Engineering programs.  In addition to a commitment to outstanding academics, Higley High encourages all students to participate in extra-curricular activities. Whether it be the fine arts, sports, student council, or one of many campus clubs, Higley High is the place to get involved and enhance your high school experience. Welcome to Higley High School.



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